Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in The Battleship
|Battlebitch T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1|
|Original Route T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 120 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||P1: C.Johnson & A.Tomasi, P2: S.Peters & P.Tomasi|
|Page Views:||464 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||pseudalpine on Jan 22, 2015|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
North Tower Approach
From the first large ledge above some grooved ramps, bear right (north) traversing a low-roofed, narrow ledge for ~100 feet to another larger ledge.
Climb up a small ledge and up some slabs to a narrow saddle at the base of a wavy Hermit shale wall.
P1: Ascend slab using horizontal ledge and small vertical cracks (5.6). Climb through several moderately-protected ledges and bulges past a small chockstone dihedral to the larger ledge that surrounds the North Tower (60 feet). Traverse around to the north side of this spacious belay ledge.
P2: Climb slightly overhanging vertical crack, under small roof, left to base of large flake. Ascend flake edge and/or offwidth to awkward flake ledge. Climb face above by hooking small lip and using shallow seams to gain small vertical finger crack (5.8+ C1). Step left to small ledge, use angling shallow seam to gain bulged edge of summit (60 feet).
Both of the pitches can be single line sling rapped.